Below, you will find a copy of the journal I kept during my transition into, and my first year of, a 100% raw, vegan diet. Some of it is quite personal, but I still wanted to share it with all of you. We may never meet in person, but I feel we are all connected in this world.I want to share my story with you, in hopes that you may learn something about yourself by reading about my journey into the raw lifestyle. Perhaps you'll be inspired (that's my wish), or learn to not make similar mistakes.
The journal begins in July of 2006 and continues into October 2007. If you are interested in reading something from the beginning, please use the archive feature at the right side of this page. If a month has more than one page worth of entries, there will be a "previous entries" link at the bottom of the page to view the rest of the entries for that month.
I have not edited my entries at all. Any entries that were originally marked private have been made public (with the exception of one that included personal information about people other than myself). Even though the entries are old, you are still welcome to add comments or ask questions. We will be notified of any comments that are left.
Again, I hope that I am in some way able to offer something positive to your life by sharing my personal Going Raw Journal.
Lots of love and peace to all of you,
I've been going through more and more emotional detoxing--breaking through the walls I've built around myself since I was a child, to protect me from the the pain out here in the world. I'm an adult now and I'm pretty sure I can take on the world, for the most part, so I don't really need this thick, protective shell I've cocooned myself in. So, I'm breaking free and little by little getting to see who I really am. A lot of changes are going to be happening, I'm sure, as I see more clearly that I haven't really been living my own life. It's kind of hard to live your own life when you are walled up, isn't it?
* coconut shake (coconut water and flesh, frozen banana, two honey dates, scoop of hemp protein powder, two scoops raw carob powder)
We head out in a few minutes for the midnight party of the final Harry Potter novel! Yay!! So, for the next two days we'll be reading outloud and I won't have time to log onto the computer. I'll be snacking and eating all kinds of easy-to-create foods since every precious moment should be spent reading and not eating/preparing food! lol
* two bananas
I guess I kind of abandoned my raw journal (my personal one, as well). I've been writing on paper with a pen these days--falling back to older ways of expressing myself, I guess. :-P
Anyway, I'm still here--just not very often. I'm still 100% raw (well, actually I guess I'm 99.9% because we ran out of raw carob some time ago and I've been substituting roasted carob).
My total weight loss to date, from the highest weight I ever saw on the scale, is 85 pounds. I still have about 15-20 pounds more to lose, to be truly healthy (I think, anyway). My body just keeps responding to the live foods and doing what it needs to do. I trust that my body will one day be completely healed and vibrant! :-)